Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1970-04-15
- Cold Rain and Snow fades in at the start of the tune.
- The Mama Tried fragment from the false start is missing.
- Hard to Handle fades out at 04:31.
- Dancin cuts right before the end at 12:14.
- Lovelight fades in during the Jam and is missing a good chunk
Subject: Cosmic Charlie tease near end of Dancin'
This show is unbelievable. 4/5
Subject: lost live dead
Subject: DONNA JEAN!
Funny story she shares with Betty Cantor Jackson:
Oh ya, The Other One SMOKES!!
Subject: Other One Mayhem!!
This is my second favorite O1 after Harpur.....I give this one a nod for 5 star sound, but there is something haunting and eternal about the jams in the "Mono" version of Harpur...
Listen to this one NOW! Do not pass go.
Subject: santana tease in dancing?
I first checked out this show because of www.gratefuldeadoftheday.com - great shows everyday and a little bit of Dead history.
Subject: "get your hands out of your pockets!"
Subject: blazin amazin
Subject: Stop. Do "deep breathing." Listen
The stretch -- Cumberland, That's It for the Other One ---> Dire Wolf just blows me away. Who else does anything even remotely like that? Then to follow up that with what may be the best Dancin' they ever did. It floats off, jams out, and floats back. It's a smooth trip they take you on, but I'm not sure my brain will ever be the same.
Too bad about the tape cuts because this show just screams to be listened to in its entirety at very loud volume. The song selection seems inspired: They just take you all kinds of different places, yet there is a coherence and tread to it I can't quite articulate. While the cuts are a shame, that in no way detracts from this being some of the best stuff there is: Period.
You know, Quicksilver concluded their set this night with a 30-min+ "Who Do You Love" - if you can find and give that jam a listen, I'd *highly* recommend doing so, cut tape and all. It's absolutely out-of-control amazing!
Subject: Smashingly good its a mans world, Candyman doulbletimedSweet!
the singin on mans world is barbershop Youdling equal to the GD at their rawest.
finest"Pre 71" sound, a bit of 65-69 left in the style. AMAZING recording separation, HTH from 8/6/71 might trump this one , so sad it was cut, still its fun 2 try to catch lighning bugs in a jar_ u lose a few here and there!
the rythum gutiar is amazing also -so clear!
the seque from crypital to dire wolf deserves the >>>>>>>>>> for once ! sweet shift even for GD !!
surely the rest is all gold as others attest!
Subject: One Of Those Long Sets
Quicksilver and the Airplane were also on this bill. Both were absolutely amazing but the GD was supreme. The GD had replaced both as the premier SF band -- there was no lingering debate.
Read my other review of this night if you please.
Subject: A compilation of this recording and the
Subject: Stellar Dead
Subject: all RITE ON THE MONEY.
Subject: Extra Special
P.S. 4th Candyman ever, super sweet!
Subject: Sweet Home Pomona
Yes, this sucks just as much as you'd think it would.
Actually this is one of the greatest, most satisfying GD performances ever, and I don't say that lightly.
As far as Absolute Peaks of Grateful Deadness go, Feb-May 1970 surpasses Europe 72 in my book, and again, I don't say that lightly. This show is one of the reasons I say that.
Mans World, Candyman, Cumberland... hell, who am I kidding?
The Other One
I can't imagine being at a show this good.
A couple of days later, on April 17, 1970 I was outside playing in our LA neighborhood when these air-raid sirens started going off. I went inside and asked my mom what the dealio was and she told me it was because the astronauts of Apollo 13 had safely returned to Earth. Thanks Mom.
I feel comfortable giving this show 5 stars.
Subject: greatest night ever
Subject: ahhh yeahhh....
Subject: I've fallen and I can't get up
Subject: it's a man's man's man's world
oh and the cyrptic sandwhich along with the lovelight into pre-mature nfa is fine by me.
although i am prob one of the youngest archive consumers i must say this show carries the true vibe and feeling of the grateful dead.
if anyone wonders how jambands came to be you only need to stream this show with a open mind and then compare to the current jamband staples. i hope this continues to share the love and joy that only the grateful dead can bring
Subject: very cool
yeah ... i hear ya bro
Subject: Phenomenal jamming...
While Candyman is gorgeous and Dancin' electrifying, the highlights here are definately the two sandwiches; the percussion driven Jam between the two drum breaks is simply phenomenal but save some room for Lovelight/NFA/Lovelight!
I would score this higher, but there are some issues with fade-outs on some tracks. (98+ pts)
Subject: A "Must Hear" Show!!
The jam after. Cryptical>Drums is one to bookmark if you want an example of true improvisation on the part of this band, They had never to my knowledge done this before or after when joining Cryptical>Drums to The Other One. The band just goes off on instinct and find themselves hurled into a Santana-esque jam out of drums before settling into a blistering version of The Other One. This is "must-hear" stuff. The Dancing In The Streets has to be on the short list of "best ever" versions, if not on the top of all the pre-disco arrangements of this song. It covers a whole lot of ground and has that perfect "Tighten-Up" jam the band played so well in 1970. Just when you think it's winding down Jerry picks it up and takes the song over to a whole other level when you least expect it.
The Lovelight>NFA>Lovelight closer is the icing on the cake of an incredible show at Winterland!
and I found THIS!!!!
Holy Smokes! The cryptical-drums-jam-OO is out of this world. OUT OF THIS WORLD! I have never heard a jam like this one. It's so sad H2H is cut. What a show!!! This will go into my faves of all time. Smokin band, smokin quality. Lord Love The PIG!
Subject: I Cheated....
And I'd do it again. And again. And again.
Subject: Its the Dead that govern....the Living only obey........
Subject: thumbs up
Subject: Stellar "That's it..."
Other highlights: Man's World, DANCIN' (holy smokes, they take a 50s R&B tune to Neptune and back), and one of the best LLs to come along in quite some time.
This needs to be released, I think, now that it's not downloadable anyway. (Wait...that's just how they *want* us to think!)
the highlight is definitely the unbelievable 5-minute jam that comes out of drums. full of energy and drive, yet kind of groovy at the same time - really captures the feel of the dead circa '70, with a kind of allman bros/santana vibe.
other highlights include pigpen's insane vocals on man's world, an early, almost swinging candyman, a perfect cryptical > dire wolf segue and some really sweet and melodic playing in the dancin' jam that continues into the mellower pre-nfa segment of lovelight.
Subject: Can't be 5 star
Subject: Just about perfect
This show is just near perfect! Great quality in terms of the recording as well as the band's playing. Their singing and playing are energized and dead on.
What an awesome find.
Subject: Turn on your Lovelight!
Subject: One of the best "Jams"
Subject: DAMN WHY DID PIG HAVE TO DIE
Subject: This show smokes
As some others have pointed out, the Jam in Other One is an absolute highlight, but the rest of the concert is pretty great. If I had time travel this would be one of the 1970 shows I would make sure I saw live.
Cold Rain & Snow sizzles from the start and sets the tone for what's to follow. I love this song and this version is at the top of my list of favorites. There's a short scream at the end which perfectly sums up the way you'll be feeling after you've heard it. Mama Tried, Man's World and Candyman are all excellent versions which keep the momentum going.
Then they launch into a Hard to Handle which has only one flaw. The recording is cut short and fades part way through the jam. It starts off very strong and the jam that ensues is so grooving you wonder if what we're missing is something like what took place on 8/6/71. It sure feels that way.
Next is a great version of Cumberland, one of my favorite dancing songs, that stands up to the great one played 2 weeks later at Harpur. But it's the Other One suite that follows which makes you really pay attention. Unique as far as I know because of a rocking jam they insert between drums and the thundering bass Phil usually starts them off with, it has to be experienced to be believed. The energy comes from the drum solo (really from CR&S) which I normally can take or leave, but this one picks up a fire half way through that feels like the band just couldn't wait to layer something on top. The Jam that follows is unlike anything I've heard. Maybe a mix of the frenetic Other One and a Spanish jam. It's the motivation for me typing this review. Then as if that wasn't enough a great Other One follows.
The rest of the concert rocks too - an excellent version of Dancin, especially for those who don't always love the screechiness of the early version vocals because they're a bit softer here. But I want to highlight one more thing which no one has mentioned yet...
Lovelight! After a good start that segues into a short snappy Not Fade Away, they return. Pig is groovin but doesn't have the energy to take them higher. So what happens? Those of you who like to bash Bob or don't like his screaming might not love this as much as I did, but Pig is heard saying into the mike as part of his rap: "a little bit of help, need a little help, Oh Bobby, got some help for me?". This leads to a vocal exchange that soars as first Bobby joins Pigs mellow groove without missing a beat, then starts to take the lead. He does this with incredible feel, raising the energy with a slow burn the way Jerry does so often with his guitar. Next thing you know Bobby is yelling into the mike with Pig wailing in the background, and they continue taking turns for several minutes ending in a vocal crescendo that is off the charts.
For those wondering where Bobby got the chops to take on Lovelight on his own years later, this is the earliest evidence I've found.
its about time......=8
Subject: Definitive Dead
Subject: Geez, I've never even heard of this show...
Subject: Holy crap!!!!
All the way through "Dire Wolf". That "JAM" after one of the BEST ever "DRUMS" that I've Heard, is HOT!!!! One of the best "JAMS" By GD that I've heard.
Sound is GREAT.
IFyou do not download this show I will personally hunt you and "Beat you on down the line!!!!!" Doenload now!!!
jerry hits notes so clear
reminds me of beautiful jam
Subject: Amazing Jam
Subject: great jams, great sound
Subject: pupils dilated just listening to this
Subject: Miles Davis shows
Subject: One of the Best of a Great Year
I probably play this show and give it out to people more than any other. Don't wait on this, you'll be sorry.
Subject: absolutely essential